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Morrison Government: The fine print

The little, inconsequential, health statistics that Scott Morrison, his MP’s and the so called Health experts,
DO NOT WANT you to focus on. It might lead to panic.
Any-wonder!

The easy way to manage coronavirus - leave out important facts

Bury the facts – leave it to the Health experts to sell the truth about coronavirus

Open borders

Repatriate thousands of University students and their families from Wuhan as the coronavirus rages and explodes

Prevaricate, spin and waffle for a month or more.

Groups of less than 500 will not spread coronavirus infection. Really

“We have been asked to give frank and fearless medical advice from the beginning and that’s what we will continue to do,” Professor Kelly stated. Um

Too many people

Political donors, lobbyists and back room deal makers

Morrison’s Neo-liberal mindset was and is more focused on business and his donors bottom line than the health and well being of all Australians

How to Build Confidence in managing the coronavirus pandemic.

Not

Up to 150,000 Australians could die from the coronavirus under a worst case scenario, the Morrison government says, as it considers advice on restricting visits to pubs, cinemas and aged care homes.

Deputy Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly said that the number of infections would range between 20 per cent to 60 per cent of the population. He urged the public to comply with social distancing measures such as avoiding large gatherings of 500 or more people.

“This is an infectious disease,” Professor Kelly said in Canberra. “The more we can do to separate people and stop the disease spreading, the better. The death rate is around 1 per cent. You can do the maths.”

Pigsfly Newspaper  asserts this is a furphy, a fabrication, a political spin, based on data that became useless as more information was collated by world heath experts

Under the best case scenario of a 20 per cent infection rate, about 50,000 people out of 5 million infected with COVID-19 would die. A moderate scenario of 10 million infections – 40 per cent of the population – would mean 100,000 dead.

In a worst case scenario, 15 million people would get the coronavirus and 150,000 would die.

Professor Kelly said authorities hoped to slow the rise in cases to keep the death rate lower than in other countries.

“Rather than concentrating on numbers, we are focused on preventing a large and rapid rise in cases in the coming weeks and months through thorough and proportionate public health measures,” he said.

A six-hour meeting of all Australia’s chief medical officers in Canberra on Monday night will also consider whether to reduce the 500-person limit set on Friday for all non-essential mass gatherings for enclosed spaces.

Professor Kelly said federal and state chief health officers would debate whether there should be different restrictions on a “football stadium versus a pub”.

“We have been asked to give frank and fearless medical advice from the beginning and that’s what we will continue to do,” he said.

Pigsfly Newspaper notes that the morbidity rates from coronavirus have been fully documented by WHO and numerous other leading health professionals since the coronavirus pandemic began…Yet it is only now Australia is being told. Um

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and all state and territory leaders are expected to make a decision on the recommendations on Tuesday.

Mr Morrison said the coronavirus was a “one in 100-year event” and slowing the spread of the virus would save lives.

The potential new measures could mean pubs, restaurants and cinemas being either forced to shut or scale down their operations. Popular Sydney pub the Vic on the Park in Marrickville has a capacity of up to 1000. In Melbourne, the Exchange Hotel in the CBD holds more than 900. Hoyts and Event cinemas in Sydney and Melbourne can hold more than 200 people in a session.

The US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention on Monday recommended a stop to mass gatherings of 50 people or more including weddings, parades and concerts for the next two months. Ireland shut down pubs and New York ordered all restaurants to become take-away only.

The Australian government expects the number of local cases to rise to 1000 by the end of the week after a dramatic increase in confirmed cases in NSW, with an additional 37 positive tests bringing the state’s tally to 171 on Monday afternoon.

Six of NSW’s cases attended a wedding in Stanwell Tops, between Sydney and Wollongong, on March 6. Another 14 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus in Victoria, taking the number of infected people in the state to 71.

The government is not expected to consider nationwide school closures at this stage as health officials weigh up extending the Easter school holidays in three weeks’ time.

All options remain on the table if the infection rate escalates sharply. The government is wary of taking healthcare workers out of the workforce to care for their children or potentially infectious children being sent to stay with more vulnerable grandparents.

“That situation may change in the future,” Mr Morrison said on Monday. “When it does, that’s when we’ll act.”

Professor Kelly said elderly people, Australians with a disability and those living in remote communities were at increased risk.

“We need to do what we can to limit the opportunity for the infection to come into aged care,” he said.

Aged Care Minister Richard Colbeck on Monday announced that providers would be asked to limit visits to residential facilities.

“Given the risks to older Australians from COVID-19, particularly those with chronic disease and other frailties, we now recommend that residential aged care providers restrict visitor access,” Senator Colbeck said.

Energy Minister Angus Taylor said the Council of Australian Governments meeting would prioritise preparing the energy system for the spread of the disease.

“Our priority must be to ensure Australia is well-placed to respond to energy supply disruptions, including electricity, gas and liquid fuels,” he said.

Article originally published in the SMH 17 March 2020

Coronavirus morbidity rates.

The table was created using existing data. Note well the population numbers are quite old and therefore at best are well below current numbers in any given location.

We have tried with our limited resources and time to create a meaningful breakdown of how coronavirus “if when it explodes across all of Australia” would present.

Town/City = Column 1

ICU = Column 2

Deaths = Column 3


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